Steven D. Hicks, MD,PhD

Steven D. Hicks, MD,PhD
Penn State Health Medical Group - Hope Drive
35 Hope Dr
Suite 102
Hershey, PA 17033
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  • General Pediatrics
  • Pediatrics
  • Behavior and developmental pediatrics
  • Care of children with severe or chronic illness
  • Newborn care
  • Pediatric acute urgent care
  • Primary Care

Steven Hicks, MD, PhD, received his degree from SUNY Upstate Medical University and completed his pediatric residency with Golisano Children’s Hospital in Syracuse, N.Y. His areas of special interest include obesity and nutrition, sports medicine and genetics, as well as neurodevelopmental disorders and cognitive development. Dr. Hicks holds a PhD in neuroscience, has contributed to research on fetal alcohol syndrome and autism and plans to continue various research projects in addition to seeing patients.

Residency, Pediatrics
SUNY Upstate Medical Center-Syracuse - 2015

SUNY Upstate University, Syracuse College of Medicine - 2012

  • Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • Concussion
  • Neurodevelopment
  • Assistant Professor, Pediatrics
  • Clinical Director, Pediatric Clinical Research Office
  • 2009-2012 NIH F30 Fellowship
  • 2013-2014 American Academy of Pediatrics Community Accesses to Child Health Grant
  • 2013-2014 American Academy of Pediatrics Resident Research Grant
  • 2018-2019 NIH/Penn State CTSI KL2 Scholar Award
  • 2018-2021 Gerber Foundation National Research Grant
  • 2015 Graduate Medical Education (GME) Resident Research Award, SUNY Upstate Medical University
  • 2016 Pediatric Research Day Clinical Young Investigator Award, Penn State College of Medicine
  • 2016 Top Educator Award, Penn State College of Medicine, Department of Pediatrics
  • 2018 Distinguished Early Career Investigator Award, Penn State College of Medicine
  • 2018 Investigator to Watch Award, Penn State College of Medicine, Clinical and Translational Science Institute
  • Anorexia Nervosa
  • Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • Biologic benefits of maternal breast milk
  • Epigenetic regulation of child growth and development
  • Gene-environment interactions in child health
  • Mild traumatic brain injury

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My Practice Locations